Are the Amazon Echo and Google Home addictive devices?

Technology addiction is having quite a moment, as evidence mounts that electronic devices, especially smartphones, may contribute to screen-time dependence. That means more scrutiny for the big-name hardware and software companies. Just recently, Apple was chided by its investors for not facilitating more ways to protect children. Stakeholders said that the Cupertino, California-based company should “offer… Please follow and like us:

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Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has borne the biggest brunt of criticism in both the press and the stock market. Last Thursday, a week after researchers led by Google unveiled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich penned… Please follow and like us:

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How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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Self-Driving Cars: We the people will be the test-dummies

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2018: After facing terrorism, possibilities of North Korean aggression, computer hackers taking over our city grids, cyber-bullying, sexual harassment and numerous serious health concerns, one not-so-widely-understood concern for all Americans should be the eventual arrival of self-driving cars. History of fun The automobile industry has a long history of providing fun and exciting… Please follow and like us:

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10 reasons to buy crypto-currencies other than Bitcoin

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018.: The sudden, perhaps unexpected spurt in the price of Bitcoin is leading investors to show interest in other crypto-currencies. While demand for about a dozen other crypto-currencies of the world remains slightly muted, indications are, their prices would also soar in coming months. Several reasons have led to the exponential increase in… Please follow and like us:

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Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

DETROIT — Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated on emission tests of the diesel engines because they pollute much more than the tests certify. The suit, which seeks class-action status, adds Ford… Please follow and like us:

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Insider insight to critical RAID planning and implementation

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018: System hardware and software failures are inevitable in a typical IT environment. For that reason, redundancy has become a key element of this industry. Addressing this issue on the hardware side, RAID backup and storage plays a crucial role in preventing faults and ensuring the safety and usability of data in the… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla Rival Byton Unveils ‘Smartphone on Wheels’

An electric car startup based in China has revealed an ambitious smart vehicle concept that it claims outperforms Tesla in terms of “digital power.” The Byton car, pitched by its makers as an Apple-inspired “smartphone on wheels,” was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Sunday. The electric car was designed by… Please follow and like us:

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Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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IOTA Cryptocurrency Predictions For 2018

Over the past two months IOTA tokens suddenly became one of the most-talked about cryptocurrencies of 2017. CoinMarketCap estimates IOTA now has a market cap of more than $10 billion, which outranks more popular tokens such as monero, zcash and Neo in terms of global transactions and speculative value. Robert Bosch Venture Capital recently became the… Please follow and like us:

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Move Over Bitcoin: Zcash, Monero And Other Altcoins To Watch In 2018

Bitcoin prices surged this year from around $1,000 on Jan. 1, according to CoinMarketCap, to around $15,800 by the last Wednesday of 2017. Ethereum, arguably the world’s second most popular blockchain network, skyrocketed from around $8 at the start of 2017 to more than $755. Many cryptocurrency newbies are now pondering which cryptocurrencies they should watch… Please follow and like us:

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Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Please follow and like us:

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William Bozeman, Federal Reserve in patent fight over fraud detection software

William Bozeman, an independent inventor with a colorful history, says he used to have a good relationship with the Federal Reserve System and even helped improve its fraud detection efforts. He thought the Fed was working toward a licensing deal for some of his software, which he said could help spot fraudulent checks earlier than the… Please follow and like us:

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Is there such a thing as online privacy? 7 essential reads

By The Conversation. Who’s sharing your secrets? Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Over the course of 2017, people in the U.S. and around the world became increasingly concerned about how their digital data are transmitted, stored and analyzed. As news broke that every Yahoo email account had been compromised, as well as the financial information of nearly every adult… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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